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SubjectRe: Executability of the stack
Arjan van de Ven wrote:
>> Why not show both.
>> "intent" and "effective".
> that would change the file format .. which is used by apps today already
> (including glibc)

So, what about having another file, say /proc/self/emaps (effective
maps) that would display how things are really set.

Currently, is there any solution to test for effective permission except
by trying to execute something on the stack (thus crashing the program
on a successful test...)?

Arjan van de Ven also wrote in other mails:
> the "nx" shows that if you configure your kernel correctly (enable
> PAE) that you indeed have a non-executable capability, which will
> apply to the stack (and afaik the heap too)
> enable
> and you're all set
> btw in case you didn't realize this; your processor is also 64 it
> capable, just use any x86-64 distribution on it ;)

Thanks for the tips!


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